Our Adventures on Orcas Island With Baby J: Beautiful Views, Friendly People, and Lots of Vegan Food

Vegan food options on Orcas Island, WA

Hi all! We recently got a chance to travel to the beautiful Orcas Island – the biggest among the San Juan islands located in the northwestern corner of Washington state just before you cross the waters to Canada. So today I’m sharing our experience with exploring this beautiful area and finding vegan food on Orcas Island. I’m not sure if anybody has ever called the San Juan islands the Northern … Read the rest of the post

Exploring Western Olympic Peninsula: the Pacific Coast in La Push, Vegan Food in Forks, and Giant Trees in the Olympic National Park

Recently Rob and I realized that the daily grind was getting a bit too unbearable, so we made a decision to take a quick overnight trip to the Western Olympic Peninsula in our home state of Washington. I’ve been so grateful that two years ago we decided to move to the Pacific Northwest, which turned out to be more beautiful that we ever hoped for. In the two years that … Read the rest of the post

New Series: Tried and True Recipes! Plus Our 4th of July Weekend Trip to the Mountains

You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting a lot of recipes lately. Before I pull out the “It’s hard to blog regularly while having a full-time job!” card, I’ve got to admit that lately I’ve been making a lot of recipes from various vegan cookbooks and blogs as opposed to experimenting on my own. So the other day I had an idea to put together a post about … Read the rest of the post

The Quirks of Whidbey Island: Our Weekend Adventures, Plus The Traffic Light Lentil Stew Recipe

Easy lentil dal recipe

I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since we moved to the Washington state! Almost every day we get a chance to see how different the Pacific Northwest is from our previous home in the Southeastern US (Alabama, to be exact), and to be honest, we love it so far! From the overall laid-back, almost hippie vibe of Whidbey Island, our current dwelling, to the breathtaking views that open up every … Read the rest of the post

5 Easy Plant-Based Dinner Recipes I’ve Been Making while Waiting for My Kitchen Supplies to Travel across the Country.

As much as I’d like to think about myself as not very attached to the conveniences of modern day life, every now and then life proves to me the opposite. Upon realizing this, I often feel very embarrassed that a minute ago I might have been stressing my head off over something that wasn’t worth it at all. You probably know from my previous posts that my husband Rob and … Read the rest of the post

We’re in Washington! Or How We Survived a Move Across the Country without Cheating on Our Plant-Based Diet.

I’m so excited to finally write a blog post from our new home in Washington state! After packing our belongings in Alabama and shipping them on the first weekend of April, then driving to New Orleans to spend two days in a hotel, followed by flying to Seattle and clocking in even more hotel time while searching for a house to live in – we’ve finally moved into our new place on Whidbey … Read the rest of the post

Announcement: New Exciting Horizons!

All right, now that everything has been verified, there’s no need to hide the news anymore: In early April, we are moving from Alabama to Seattle, WA area!.. …And I couldn’t be more excited! If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you remember that last October, my husband Rob and I were lucky to spend 3 weeks in Seattle area. As soon as we arrived there, I almost immediately … Read the rest of the post

Beyond Seattle: Exploring Fidalgo Island, Deception Pass and Whidbey Island.

As our trip to Seattle, WA area is coming to an end, I’m going to continue sharing our experiences in this beautiful part of the country. Today my story is about exploring Fidalgo and Whidbey islands in the Puget Sound to the north of Seattle. Here’s one thing that I love about this area: you’ve got a large, eclectic city booming with activity, but if you drive just 10-20 minutes outside of … Read the rest of the post